Intel buys HTML5 tools for mobile development
Intel is taking further steps in serious mobile development and has now taken over appMobi's HTML5 development tools and build system, as well as the engineers behind them. The Pennsylvania-based start-up offers a cloud platform for developing browser applications that include features such as authentication, touch-to-buy, push messages, user behaviour analyses and automatic app updating. The two parties haven't disclosed the financial details of the take-over.
appMobi will continue to exist as an independent company and will now focus exclusively on the existing commercial cloud service. Intel will integrate the acquired technologies into a tool suite for app developers that the company is currently putting together. Despite the take-over, the app suite is to remain available to use free of charge to developers who have registered on Intel's developer web site.